Building classroom community is essential in every elementary classroom. Students need to work together all year long! This blog post has activities and an anchor chart that are perfect for fostering teamwork.

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Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Every child, every day, needs to feel valued and important! Learn how to use Morning Meetings to transform your classroom community! | Responsive Classroom | Classroom Management

How to Make Morning Meeting the Best Part of Your Day

Every child, every day, needs to feel valued and important! Learn how to use Morning Meetings to transform your classroom community!

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school!    Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know

Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are read

Teachers, are you looking for quick, fun games and activities to build your classroom community? These community building activities for primary children are perfect for any time of the year or anytime for a quick break to help students learn social skills and develop friendships.

Community Building Activities for Kids

Quick activities and fun games for building classroom community in school. These community building activities for primary children are perfect for a quick break to help students learn social skills and develop friendships.

Team building class games

This set of team building class games are the best way to get the collaborative juices flowing and turn your idle class of students into a strong foundational team.

Listening -  Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

Fun and Engaging Listening Games for Adults

Listening - Even though this says listening game for adults, I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

Your challenge is to work with your group to build the longest paper chain using ONLY 1 piece of construction paper.

Paper Chain Challenge - STEM Activity

Who can build the longest paper chain? Students will be in groups and using the materials of glue, scissors, and one piece of construction paper they will create the longest paper chain they can. Groups will be competing against one another.

The first week of school is a great time to build classroom culture, community…

Easy First Week of School Activities for Middle School

The first week of school is a great time to build classroom culture, community, and teach class routines. Ideas for engaging first week of school activities for middle school!

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